This year, manufacturing organizations continue to rebuild their workforce — and their profitability — by focusing on the areas where the pandemic impacted them in the most profound ways. Some manufacturers will focus on readjusting supply chain networks to better serve evolving consumer demands. Others will target the rebuilding of revenue streams. No matter how they pursue the process of rebuilding, manufacturing organizations can create a bigger impact and move more quickly toward goals with the help of a partner that understands digital initiatives.
Pairing with a Managed IT partner can bring measurable results as manufacturers move toward business goals.
4 Ways to Leverage Managed IT for Higher Manufacturing Output
Modern manufacturing facilities are focused on profits. As a natural result, they must also target other aspects of operations such as increasing productivity, making wiser financial and operational decisions, ensuring that collaboration with partners is smooth, and protecting infrastructure from malicious incursions or unexpected downtime. Managed IT services can amplify your organization’s ability to get the most from these focuses:
- Better Decision-Making
Every manufacturing operation presents a unique and isolated case that must be considered on the basis of individual factors such as factory size and type of plant. For this reason, it is often difficult for C-suite level decision-makers to set realistic and actionable budgets for the implementation of IT strategies. A managed service provider (MSP), with experts on staff to analyze challenges, needs, and goals against budget can assist in better decision-making for a smoother digital transformation and higher overall production.
- Improving Productivity Levels
Manufacturing output success depends directly upon the production cycle. A managed IT strategy helps to improve plan efficiency through adoption of smart solutions such as proactive equipment maintenance, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and automated compliance. Using an expert third-party for these tasks frees up in-house staff to focus on mission-critical — and production boosting — tasks.
- Ensuring Smooth Collaboration with Supply Chain
Managing integration with supply partners is a critical and challenging aspect of the manufacturing process. An MSP can reduce slowdown and the potential for errors and lag time by ensuring seamless integration with partners throughout your supply chain. In this way, your facility can ensure raw materials are delivered in a timely fashion to preserve — or exceed — output predictions.
- Managing Compliance and Quality
Most manufacturers are bound to a number of rules and regulations, depending on industry. These can range from government oversight channels such as the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), to various International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and others. Using a third-party partner to automate and secure the capture, storage, and transmission of customer data reduces risk and ensures you are operating within external — and internal — regulations.
Finally, an MSP brings you access to cutting-edge cyber security tools and strategies for a high level of data protection. Your partner will work hard to keep your infrastructure fully up to date with the latest patches and upgrades, and help you prepare for crises by developing a robust disaster recovery plan.
Let Blue Technologies Assist You In Post-Pandemic Recovery
With all the supply chain disruption and economic uncertainty, manufacturers were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Lingering effects continue to make it more difficult for these organizations to bounce back as quickly as they would like.
Our team of Managed IT professionals at Blue Technologies is equipped with the latest knowledge and technology it takes to help you meet — or exceed — your business goals using strong digital initiatives. From developing a more modern infrastructure base to automating workflows and processes and securing data, our team is prepared to assist you in accelerating your post-pandemic recovery.
Our Managed IT services are scalable, flexible, and designed to meet the specific needs of your organization. We have options for every budget level, but in general, Managed IT saves you time and money by reducing inefficiencies, protecting assets, and freeing up your critical staff to work on tasks directly essential to revenue growth.
Achieve and recover your manufacturing business momentum this year. Contact a Blue Technologies consultant and discover how our Managed IT services program can assist you.